Arrest Made In Tri-City Robbery And Other Headlines

The South Milwaukee Police Department reports that an arrest has been made in Saturday’s robbery of the downtown South Milwaukee branch of Tri-City National Bank.

Police are seeking formal state charges on the suspect. More information to come …

And check out these South Shore headlines, including more on the power outage the other day from the snowstorm …

And NOW has published a new police blotter.

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Think Spring: Indoor Farmers’ Market Set For Saturday

Spring market posterThe seventh summer season of the South Milwaukee Downtown Market opens on Thursday, May 28.

Get an early taste of this terrific community event with the South Milwaukee Spring Market this Saturday at South Milwaukee High School! More than 60 vendors selling organics, arts, crafts, baked goods, prepared foods and more are expected, with live music throughout the day.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enter through the east side fieldhouse doors or via Door 9.

These indoor markets have been a big success, with hundreds of people attending each one. Be sure stop by and see some top local artisans in action!

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Making It Easier To Gather Your Feedback, Concerns

We want to hear what’s on your mind — and we’re making it easier to do so.

The city has added new digital citizen comment and property maintenance complaint forms to our website. Citizens can use these forms to provide comments or to seek action for a concern that they may have.

When a form is filled out online and submitted, an email is sent to city staff, with details passed on to the appropriate department. Check them out, and use them.

And here is our forms page on the city website.

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Man Sought Following Robbery At Tri-City National Bank

Robber1Robber2From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

On February 28, 2015 at about 11:38am, the Tri-City National Bank located at 2115 10th Ave in South Milwaukee reported that a lone subject had just robbed the bank. The subject depicted below is described as a male white or Hispanic, 25 to 30 years of age, wearing wire rimmed glasses, having a thin mustache, and wearing a red zippered hoodie, a royal blue stocking hat, baggy dark pants (possibly jeans), and dark tennis shoes. Subject implied that he had a weapon. An exploded dye pack and some money were recovered across the street from the bank after the actor fled on foot out the south entrance of the bank. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone having pertinent information on this incident is encouraged to call the SMPD at 768-8060.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Police: South Milwaukee Man Arrested After Confronting Officers With Firearm

Yet another reason to thank you to our police officers for all they do …

From the South Milwaukee Department:

On Thursday February 26, 2015 at about 8:00pm the City of South Milwaukee Police Department was called to a home in the 3200 Block of 15th Avenue in the City of South Milwaukee, for a report of a man making threats to his family that he was going to “Commit Suicide by Cop”.  The callers further reported that the man making these threats was in possession of an improvised firearm fashioned from a BB gun and a shotgun shell.

Upon arrival of the officers they were confronted by the man at the front door.  The man was brandishing what was later determined to be a BB gun with a live shotgun shell affixed to it.  The man ignored orders to drop the item and surrender but did eventually throw the object down and walk out of the residence toward officers, while telling the officers to shoot him.  The man did not comply with further directions to be taken safely into custody and an electronic control devise (ECD/Taser) was deployed on the subject.  The man was then forced into handcuffs and taken into custody.  The man stated that he tried to fire the weapon at the officers but threw it down when it failed to go off. 

The man continued to resist after he was taken into custody, kicking one officer in the chest. The man, a 23 year old resident of South Milwaukee, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for medical examination.  No officers were injured to the point of seeking medical attention.  This matter will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office for possible criminal charges.     

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More Headlines

Check out these South Shore headlines, including some good news on a South Milwaukee cancer survivor …

Also, NOW has published a new police blotter, including this …

Windows were shattered on seven parked vehicles overnight Feb. 14-15, with at least six apparently shot with a BB gun. Three vehicles were parked outside an apartment building at 601 Milwaukee Ave. The other vehicles were in the 3100 block of Fifth Avenue, the 1900 block of Ninth Avenue, the 800 block of Hawthorne Avenue and the 500 block of Marion Avenue.

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South Milwaukee: Here Is Our “Around The Corner” Episode

john_new_logoThe South Milwaukee episode of “Around the Corner with John McGivern” aired tonight. You can see it here.

Check it out … and share it with your friends!

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